Mumbai - Goa
An exotic itinerary that lasts over a week and enables the travelers witness the cultural, historical and traditional grandeur of two of the most captivating cosmopolitan destinations in India - Mumbai and Goa. The experienced travel experts of LuxoIndia crafted this ‘Mumbai to Goa’ itinerary in a way that it magnificently brings forth a picture of India where old world customs and new world lifestyle go hand in hand. This luxury Indian tour will certainly keep your senses enthralled.
From the World Heritage Site of Elephanta Caves in Mumbai, to the sun and sand paradise of Goa, this exclusive itinerary spread over 7 days in Mumbai and Goa is designed to offer you a languid escape with your dear ones in the luxury of some of the best 5 star properties- altogether making for a unique luxury holiday experience in India.
Upon your arrival in the ‘Dream city’ Mumbai, you will be welcomed by our team members and escorted to your hotel where your rooms will be ready for you to check in. Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind and also to savor a luxurious overnight stay. Mumbai, or Bombay to call it by the name it was formerly known as, was a swampy, mosquito infested, marshy island of the west coast of India with little or no potential, or so thought the Portuguese when they gave it to Charles II of England as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza.
The British East India Company leased it from the Crown, and developed the small fishing villages and natural harbors into Bombay, subcontinent’s busiest port and the region’s centre for trade, finance and industry. Today’s Mumbai is not just India’s most populous city, it is also its commercial capital, industrial powerhouse, busiest port, fashion capital, home to ‘Bollywood’ (India’s Hollywood), world’s biggest textile market – the list goes on and on. Rest of the day is free; so you can spend it as you want.
After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour to the city of Mumbai. City tour includes trip to the Gateway of India - The stone archway designed by Wittett was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1911. At Gateway of India you will board the motor launch, which will take you to the famous Elephanta Caves. The beautifully sculpted rock-cut temples on Elephant Island are 9 nautical miles from Bombay and are reached by taking a motor launch from Gateway of India.
These temples are believed to have been created between 450 and 750 AD, when the island was known as Gharapuri, the Fortress City. The Portuguese renamed it Elephanta because of a large stone Elephant near the shore. After exploring the caves of Elephanta, guests will embark on the boats and return back to the Gateway of India. From there, you will move to the Jain Temples, built of marble and dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara.
From the temples you will be driven along Malabar Hill via the Tower of Silence - a round stone construction on which Parsis place their dead to be eaten by the vultures and Hanging Gardens which is built over Bombay’s reservoir. From here one can get a panoramic view of picturesque Marine Drive. You will then be driven to the Dhobi Ghats – a huge open-air laundry, which makes for an interesting viewing. Continue your drive to Mani Bhawan. You will be then driven along Marine Drive, the sea - Front Boulevard. This place is also known as ‘Queen’s Necklace’ as this U-shaped road glitters like a necklace at night under the street lights. Later return to the hotel for your stay overnight.
Mumbai – Goa
After breakfast, our representatives will assist you in transfer to the airport for your flight to Goa. The tiny emerald of Goa, ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, is a different India altogether. A truly international destination owing to its Portuguese legacy and colonial charm, Goa is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, tropical beaches, eclectic cuisines and gracious hospitality. So get swept away in the languid stupor of Goa as you rejoice in the spectacular sights of sunrises and sunsets, Goa offers a mesmerizing siesta rarely paralleled by any other beach destinations in the world.
Upon arrival in Goa, you’ll be greeted by our team members at the airport. They will also help you in a smooth transfer to your hotel from the airport. Rest of the day is free. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel in Goa.
Enjoy a luxurious 3 days stay in Goa amid the peerless beauty of nature. During your stay in Goa, you can explore the old and the new Goa where the remains of the Portuguese rulers can still be witnessed. Goa is also ideal for spending a leisurely vacation with pampering spa and Ayurveda treatments. So if you want, you can choose to indulge in a spa treatment in Goa. The beaches in Goa are ideal for various recreational activities; so you can also try some of these.
In the morning have breakfast, our representatives will meet you at the hotel and assist you in smooth transfer to the Airport for your onward journey.